On Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at approximately 0632 hours, the Nicollet  County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash in New Sweden  Township on Nicollet County Road 1 and 481st Ave involving a 2000 Subaru  Legacy Wagon and a 1994 International 9000. 

The driver of the International, Allen Otto Dauer, 56 of New Ulm, was turning  onto westbound Nicollet County Road 1 from 481st Avenue when the Subaru,  traveling eastbound, struck the trailer of the International. The driver of the  

International was not injured. The driver of the Subaru, whose name is not  being released at this time pending notification of family, was transported to  Mayo Clinic Health Systems Mankato and later succumbed to his injuries. The  cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

Assisting in the crash were the Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department  of Transportation, Lafayette Fire and Ambulance, Allina Ambulance and Mayo  Ambulance.